Schmidt Hammer Lassen architects: The Crystal in Copenhagen

" Schmidt Hammer Lassen’s The Crystal is one of many contemporary constructions in the city of Copenhagen. With its geometric shape developed on the basis of the shape of the corner lot, the new Nykredit building uses materials such as glass and steel to improve its sustainability. "

GH + A (Guillermo Hevia Architects): olive oil factory in Chile

" The Olisur olive oil factory designed by GH + A (Guillermo Hevia Architects) is perfect for its location: its shape and the materials used in it are the architectural expression of the features of the landscape at Fundo San José de Marchigüe, an estate in central Chile. The project addresses the need for sustainable production by making use of natural ventilation and light. "

OMA: uffici del Shenzhen Stock Exchange

" OMA’s new Shenzhen Stock Exchange in China is an innovative, symbolic building. Located at a nerve centre for traffic in the city, the construction is a skyscraper with its base raised 36 metres above the ground and walls covered with translucent glass revealing the form of the structural grid. "

GPY arquitectos: SEGAI Research Centre in Tenerife

" Designed to be an architectural symbol, the SEGAI Research Centre in Tenerife, by GPY arquitectos of Span, is inspired by the landscape around it, amidst the farmland of the Faculty of Agriculture of La Laguna University. The materials employed in the project complete one another, combining strength with light weight. "

Shirish Beri: Laboratory for the Conservation of Endangered Species

" Indian architect Shirish Beri designed the LaCONES, Laboratory for the Conservation of Endangered Species, in Hyderabad in central India. His compositional invention is a result of observation of the site, which is dominated by a group of big rocks. The theme of dialogue between the construction and its natural site is interwoven with the theme of sustainability. "

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